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Interim Maps = Historical Gains For Texas Hispanics

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February 28, 2012, 4:20pm
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The three judge federal panel hearing the redistricting case today ordered that primaries be conducted on May 29, 2012 and that Congressional Plan C-235 be used for the 2012 elections. Plan 235 is patterned largely on the compromise of a few weeks past, Plan 226.

“This is a significant victory for the Hispanic community and for Democrats; Plan C-235 creates two new Hispanic Districts and increases the number of Hispanic Congressional Districts from 5 to 9” said Rolando Rios, the attorney representing Congressman Henry Cuellar in the litigation. Further, “it increases from 9 to 12 districts in which a Democrat is likely to be elected” continued Rios. The plan ordered by the court was agreed to by the State of Texas, the Latino Task Force, Texas LULAC, Southwest Voter Registration Project, the Mexican American Legislative Caucus and Congressman Cuellar.

This is a historic event since it is the first time the State of Texas has ever agreed to create Hispanic Districts. This decade, as in the past three decades, the growth of the Hispanic Community was the primary reason Texas was given more congressional districts; however, this is the first time the State of Texas acknowledged the growth by creating more Hispanic Districts.

The agreed to plan is also good news for South Texas because it creates six congressional districts that will be solidly anchored in the South and West Texas border. This provides an excellent opportunity to address on a federal level the significant and unique issues concerning the border area.

Congressman Cuellar was the only Texas Democrat to agree with the civil rights groups to advance representation of Hispanics. “Congressman Cuellar is to be complemented for his leadership and position of principal” said Rios.

Because of the court’s order today, much of the election schedule for the State of Texas is preserved and split primaries will be avoided. “Split primaries would have been a disaster costing millions of dollars and voter fatigue -- we are very happy the court accepted the agreement that was proposed by some of the parties’ said Rios.

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Serious Thinker  
La Vernia  
March 1, 2012 10:14pm
Well what can I say. We are now in the minority and no representation in the House. I think I will call Mr C's office and ask him to come and paint my house. That is what they wanted him to do on one of his conference ... More ›

The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
February 29, 2012 1:55pm
Blame it all on Elbridge Gerry (1812).

February 29, 2012 12:03pm
amen Russell, I really despise the fact that the border towns repeatedly elect our official in central texas, it is purely BS........

Russell Dickerson  
Floresville, TX  
February 29, 2012 11:32am
Cuellar is still my "Representative" - where is the fairness in that?

Nannette Kilbey-Smith, Editor  
February 29, 2012 10:14am
From the Office of the Attorney General (Greg Abbott): AUSTIN -- The new interim maps issued late today are a substantial improvement from maps previously issued by the San Antonio court. As a result of the U.S. Supreme ... More ›

Rock'n chair Rambler  
Over Taxed, TX  
February 29, 2012 6:38am
“it increases from 9 to 12 districts in which a Democrat is likely to be elected” Yep. This says all you need to know. It's not about Hispanic this or that. It's all about getting Democrats elected. Plain and simple. But, ... More ›

Sam Eagle  
Muppet Land  
February 28, 2012 4:23pm
So wait. It's racist to create an all-white or an all-black district, but they celebrate when we allow the creation of an all-Hispanic district? That hardly seems intelligent. Why should we care about the color of the voter's ... More ›

Elaine K.  
February 28, 2012 4:20pm
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